FAQs

Q?Why should I go electric?
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There are many benefits to riding an Electric Motorcycle. With no gas and little maintenance, cost of operation is greatly reduced. The electricity to power these vehicles is a domestic product that can be generated from many different sources. Additionally clean, renewable, domestic sources can power these motorcycles while reducing our dependance on foreign oil and reducing our emissions, while supporting our local economy.

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Q?If power is generated from coal, what makes an electric vehicle “greener” than my ICE vehicle?
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The simple answer is, it is much easier and more efficient to control the emissions of a couple of smoke stacks of a coal-fired power plant as compared with the hundreds of thousands of tailpipes driving around LA. Although gasoline is slightly more efficient than coal power, only 40% of Los Angeles’ power is generated from coal with the remainder coming from nuclear and renewable sources. Additionally, this does not account for the emission generated in sourcing our petroleum, nearly 75% of which comes from overseas. Furthermore, Los Angeles has committed to coal-free power by 2020 with 40% coming from renewable sources.

Source: 
Coal vs. Gas (Electric Cars vs. Internal Combustion Engine)? 
Los Angeles Says NO To Coal Power by 2020 by Mat Elmore

Q?But my motorcycle already get 50mpg. Isn’t the pollution less as compared with my SUV?
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Not necessarily. Although motorcycles are much more fuel efficient, they lack that advanced emissions control systems that larger vehicles are able to implement. Motorcycles only account for 1% of miles traveled in California yet they account for 10% of passenger vehicles’ smog-forming emissions.

Source:
Motorcycles and Emissions: The surprising facts by Susan Carpenter

Q?What is the Electric Motorcycle top speed?
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Top speed varies from bike to bike, but we offer several models that can easily travel at speeds exceeding 100mph.

Q?How many cc’s are the Electric Motorcycles?
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Electric Motorcycles have no cc’s. A cc is a cubic centimeter, a measure of volume traditionally used to designate the measure of displacement in an ICE engine.

An Electric Motorcycle’s power and torque, however, can be measured just the same. Although the power might sound low compared to that of a traditional motorcycle, an electric motor is capable of much higher torque at lower rpms, resulting in performance comparable to traditional supersport ICE bikes.

Q?How long do the batteries last on an Electric Motorcycle?
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Battery longevity on an Electric Motorcycle far exceeds what we’ve come to expect in our consumer electronic devices. The lithium chemistry in these bikes is designed to work for hundreds of thousands of miles before a noticeable loss in range.

Q?Where can I charge my Electric Motorcycle?
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Electric Motorcycles have much smaller batteries than their four-wheeled friends, allowing them to gain a significant charge from even a standard household outlet. This makes charing at home a simple task as an overnight session will fully charge even the most thirsty of Electric Motorcycles.

Level 2 charging from a 220VAC or EV Charging Station will allow for reduced charging times when used in conjunction with high power charging equipment. There are many services to help riders identify their closest charging stations. We recommend downloading the PlugShare app as a useful tool for any EV rider.

Q?How long does it take to fully charge my Electric Motorcycle?
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A typical electric motorcycle can fully charge in 8 hours from a standard household outlet however faster charging equipment can reduce the charge time to under an hour.

Q?How much does it cost to charge an Electric Motorcycle?
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Cost of charging will depend on your utility rates, however in the US, it is roughly one cent per mile. This translates into $100 for 10,000 miles of riding. How far does $100 in gas get you these days?

Q?Can I customize my Electric Motorcycle?
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Yes! Just like a traditional ICE motorcycle, electric motorcycles can be customized to the individual. Hollywood Electrics offers various aftermarket upgrades to enhance the performance or aesthetics of the machine.